Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinar
A Multi-disciplinary Approach to increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient: a Provider and Parent Perspective
September 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET (Eastern Time)
Despite increasing awareness and diagnosing of malnutrition and its effects, one in three patients continue to be malnourished with an annual cost of $156.7 billion for disease-related malnutrition in the U.S across eight diseases. Malnutrition is now also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions and increased health care costs. Thus, treatment and prevention programs are now even more imperative. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to continue to raise awareness of malnutrition and its negative effects on individuals and health care costs. In addition, Malnutrition Awareness Week activities intend, to provide specific strategies for addressing and implementing programs and resources to combat malnutrition within the hospital and community settings.
This webinar will address supplemental enteral nutrition in pediatric patients as a way to prevent and treat malnutrition through a multi-disciplinary approach. The barriers to initiation and weaning of enteral nutrition, as well as the psychological aspects, will also be addressed.
1. Define inadequate oral intake and provide examples of etiology in children
2. Describe how inadequate oral intake can lead to malnutrition
3. Explain the psyschological dynamics involved for caregivers in deciding to initiate and discontinue enteral nutrition
4. Describe how initiation and discontinuation of enteral nutrition has a greater success rate when completed with a multi-disciplinary feeding team
Faculty and Topics
Treating the Pediatric Tube-fed Patient from all Aspects
Sarah Edwards, DO, CNSC, Pediatric Gastroenterologist; Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
A Parental Perspective on Caring for a Child who Receives Enteral Nutrition
Traci Nagy, Founder & Executive Director, Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Merrick, NY
Jodi Wolff MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM, Pediatric Dietitian, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Solon Health Center, Cleveland, OH
CE Credit: 1.5 hours
The perfect complement to our Malnutrition Awareness Week programming is Improve Patient Outcomes: ASPEN’s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition. This comprehensive resource offers care pathways, tools, quality measures, and other important resources.